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Coronation of George VI - Coronation Spirit
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Coronation of George VI - Coronation Spirit

Both vans operated by Tulley’s Post Office Stores were decorated for the coronation parade on Wednesday, 12th May 1937, and this one was the grocery van which used the theme of “Coronation Spirit”.
The overall colour scheme was black and white and this tied in well with the advertising regalia provided by Black and White Whisky, no doubt one of their best sellers in the stores.
An earlier version of Tulley’s grocery van can be seen on the Document attached to picture #116.
On the left is my mother, then known as Nora Longhurst. She used to work in the Post Office around that time and no doubt that accounts for her appearance here.
The delivery man, who made a more modest attempt to dress up for the occasion, was Albert Gorringe.
Click on Open Document for another view of Coronation Spirit and a picture of my mother standing in front of the van.

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Picture added on 16 May 2016 at 07:25
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